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Saturday, October 24, 2020

What the county council is doing to help during the lockdown

Denbighshire County Council is calling on the county’s residents to comply with the ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown introduced yesterday in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus cases across Wales.

Its leader Councillor Hugh Evans said: “Over recent weeks we have seen a significant increase in the number of cases of coronavirus across the whole of Wales and the Welsh Government has made it clear that urgent measures need to be taken to try and avoid going into a full lockdown.

“Now that we have clarity on the circuit breaker, we now need to make sure that we all play our part in working through the restrictions. 

“We fully recognise that some people may find the idea difficult, especially given the sacrifices made by people earlier in the year, but compliance is essential. We really need to do this to try and protect our most vulnerable in our communities.

“On top of the new restrictions, we must also continue to adhere to the social distancing measures, as well as wearing face masks to visit the essential shops and following stringent hygiene measures.

“The council and its partners will continue to remind people of the restrictions being introduced through local media, websites and social media feeds."

Information about the restrictions can be found on:

* The council says it is resuming its wellbeing checks on vulnerable residents during this new lockdown.

It will begin contacting people on the shielding patients' list from Monday, October 26.

Staff from the library service will be making calls to check on people’s wellbeing, to see if they need any help, and to check that they will be keeping warm over the winter. 

Any residents who are concerned about the legitimacy of these calls should hang up and call the Council back direct on 01824 706000. 

Cllr Bobby Feeley, the Council’s Lead Member for Well-being and Independence, said: “We want to reassure vulnerable residents that we will be resuming the wellbeing checks we carried out during the first lockdown.

“These calls will provide a service to those members of our community who need extra support during this difficult time.  

"During the first lockdown we contacted more than 5,000 people and were in regular contact with a majority of those. 

The council’s telephone befriending service, which is staffed by council employees and volunteers, including a number of county councillors, continues during this period.

* Work has been carried out by Denbighshire County Council officers with input from county councillors and town and community councils to map out a list of resources available during the Covid-19 outbreak across Denbighshire.

You can find the list at

The list contains information about local emerging groups and businesses across Denbighshire offering support including information about food deliveries, grocery services and support services. 

As well as community based information it also contains links to a variety of support agencies and networks which operate locally, regionally and nationally.

This list of key information will be updated on a regular basis and should you have any information or links that you feel would be useful to residents please email to:

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